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Insane Fortnite glitch wrongly gives squad new world record in eliminations

Published: 11/Jan/2019 20:23 Updated: 11/Jan/2019 20:48

by Albert Petrosyan

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A group of Fortnite Battle Royale controller players had seemingly broken the world record for eliminations in a Squads match, but it all turned out to be the result of an insane glitch in the game. 

Prominent controller players Assault, Innocents, Destroy, and Bini posted on social media that they had managed to accumulate a whopping 63 eliminations in a Squads match. 

This total would have been enough to eclipse the world records for both PC and console platforms, except it turned out to be a joke and they had not gotten 63 kills. 

The reason the in-game scoreboard showed them to have that many eliminations was the result of a glitch that gave one of the players an extra 18 eliminations.

The most shocking thing about this was the fact that player who supposedly got 18 eliminations, Bini, wasn’t even in the match with the rest of the group. 

We reached out to Destroy about this and he broke down what exactly took place that led them to end up with an apparent world record.

“We didn’t really break it, it was a glitch that showed he had kills when he didnt,” he explained. “So basically we joined into a Squad with just me, Innocents, and Assault, and while we were mid-game, Bini joined and tt somehow kept adding kills to his name as we were getting kills.”

So it was the action of Bini joining the lobby while the rest were already in a match that glitch the game coding to show him not only in the game with them, but with 18 extra eliminations. 

Having streamed the entire thing, Destroy’s Twitch channel contains a rebroadcast that shows all of this taking place, and the clip above is of the hilarious moment when the players realized they had been handed a free world record.

You can watch Destroy’s YouTube video of the gameplay that led up to the glitched record, which was impressive in its own rite considering the trio got 43 eliminations. 

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How to open chests in Upstate New York for Fortnite Week 10 challenges

Published: 29/Oct/2020 14:26 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 14:29

by Matt Porter

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The tenth week of Fortnite’s Season 4 has arrived, and with a new set of weekly challenges comes one task that asks players to open chests in Upstate New York. While this may sound confusing, here’s everything you need to make this challenge simple. 

Fortnitemares has officially arrived, with Midas reappearing for the first time since his Device experiment backfired badly, flooding the entire island at the end of Season Two. Midas has regained control of The Agency, and his army of Shadow Henchmen are ready to cause chaos.

Of course, the overarching Season 4 storyline is all about superheroes, with Marvel characters invading the island. The evil Galactus is on his way, and heroes like Tony Stark, Dr. Doom, and Wolverine have made Fortnite their home as they prepare for battle.

With these characters, new POIs and locations have appeared, and to complete this specific challenge you’ll need to head to Upstate New York. While this may sound like a strange request, it actually exists as a landmark inside the game. If you aren’t sure where to find it though, we’ve got everything you need to complete this task.

Stark Industries POI in Fortnite Season 4.
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Stark Industries arrived as a POI in Season 4, included inside Upstate New York.

Where to find Upstate New York in Fortnite Season 4

When Stark Industries arrived in Fortnite Season 4, you may have noticed that the POI is located inside what appears to be a massive bubble, which covers a large portion of the north-east corner of the island. It’s easy to spot, as the area is marked on the map for you, and the trees inside it are lovely shades of yellow and orange, compared to the normal green trees elsewhere.

Fans of Marvel Cinematic Universe will know that Stark calls New York his home, with the Stark Industries tower planted in the middle of New York City. Even the Avengers base in later films is located in Upstate New York. It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise then that his location in Fortnite was originally planted in the state of New York, which has now been transported to the island.

Thankfully, once you know where Upstate New York is, it’s easy to complete this Week 10 challenge, as all you need to do is open seven chests inside this landmark. They don’t even have to be opened in the same match, so just pick them up as you see them and you’ll finish this task eventually. If you’re still not sure where to go, we’ve included an image below.

Map showing location of Upstate New York landmark.
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Map showing the Upstate New York landmark in Fortnite.

It may take a couple of visits to Upstate New York to finish off this task, as there will be plenty of other people attempting it too. While Stark Industries has the most chests, it may be easier to head to some of the smaller buildings located in the zone, as they will be quieter and make you less likely to face enemies.

It’s well worth completing this task if you’re ranking up your Season 4 Battle Pass, as this offers a massive 25,000 XP reward, which will help you unlock new skins and cosmetic items.